After nearly a year of renovations, the Warrior Hills Golf Course is once again open to Fort Polk and the surrounding communities.
Early Saturday morning on September 8, the newly renovated Warrior Hills Golf Course was introduced to the surrounding public, with the Fort Polk Family and MWR opening up the fresh greens to many excited golfing veterans.
Brigadier General Patrick Frank and Garrison Commander Jarett A. Thomas II were in attendance at the event, teeing off with special guest, Leesville Mayor Rick Allen, along with several other golfing residents.
“It’s a big deal for us here to reopen the golf course,” Frank explains. “This place is connected to quality of life for our soldiers and our families, but also to those outside of the gates. We always invite our local neighbors to come out here and golf with us, along with our retirees and our veterans.”
Many visitors from Leesville and beyond were in attendance at the event, registering well in advance for the chance to play once again on the lush greens of Warrior Hills, in addition to the new sandpits that have been put in place.
“I’m sure you can tell, just by looking at those greens, this place is absolutely beautiful,” Mayor Rick Allen said. “I think this is really going to attract a lot of players from everywhere in Louisiana, and it’s going to really offer support for the city of Leesville and Fort Polk. It’s important for us to support the military base when they undertake a project like this.”
The renovations include refurbishing the 18 greens, adding new tee boxes and sand traps to the field while also redoing the driving ranges and offering general clean up across the entirety of the range.
Fort Polk Family and MWR had their work cut out for them, fixing up Warrior Hills for the better part of a year, but it is safe to say that the hard work was worth it.
“This is the centerpoint of the installation, and we wanted to make sure that it is a quality golf course for our soldiers and our families,” Director of MWR Loretta Mayo explains. “The greens, the tee boxes, the sand traps, we refurbished everything. We have a team here that is devoted to making sure everything is taken care of.
“I do want to stress, we invite the entire community to come to Fort Polk and to play this golf course. This isn’t just for Fort Polk, it’s for everyone in the community to enjoy.”
The Warrior Hills Golf Course is an 18 hole course located in Fort Polk South and is open to the general public.
Citizens outside of Fort Polk may receive a visitors pass from the main gate visitors center in order to play.
For more information, feel free to contact the golf course at 1321 Corps Road, building 352.
You may also call the faculty at (312) 863-1982.